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bhushna sekar Grade: 10


i am s.bhushna from trichy. i am studying 11th in a state board school. i did my secondary in a cbse school.

i want to do my degree in iit. i have to start my preparation for the entrance. how to start my prepation? what sorts of coaching class should i join?

how to manage my time both for iit-jee preparation and my school? what sorts of book should i refer to?

tell me even other tips to shine in iit


5 years ago

Answers : (2)

Godfrey Classic Prince IIT-Madras Askiitians-Expert
633 Points

Dear bhushna sekar,

I am happy that a student(you) from Tamilnadu is ready to compete with India !!

Tamilnadu students have till now beenn below par when compared to all other state students in Engineering Entrance Examinations !!

I myself am a Tamilnadu students doing my 3rd year @ IIT-Madras(ECE) ..!!

Here are some tips for cracking IIT-JEE

Starting Preparation For IIT JEE

The best time to start preparation is at the beginning of 11th class. Students are fresh after the break after boards and a lot more can be learnt. Students who start late often end up leaving some key topics of 11th class JEE syllabus. Also, if you start your preparation in 12th class then the amount of hard work is increased manifold due to additional pressure of 12th boards, so chances of getting a high rank in JEE are decreased. There is a big transition from the mugging up study of 10th class to more understanding based study of 11th class. So you shouldn't get bogged down by seeing the level of complexity in JEE exam.

The first two or three months should be spent in revising your basic concepts (topics like algebra, mecanics) which had been taught in 9th class. Concepts in topics like algebra, mechanics and stoichiometry should be studied in great detail as they also form the basis for other topics and are very scoring. There should be no doubt in your mind about these concepts. For these, develop the habit of inquisition. Clear all your doubts so that mentally you feel confident tackling any concept. A key in this area is problem-solving. Regular problem solving not only strengthens the concepts, but also increases your mental sharpness which is must for JEE.Initially problems of low level should be tried and only when you have mastered them, you should go on to solving intricate JEE type problems. You should have systematic plan for the preparation of JEE. Regular hours should be allotted to mastering concepts and problem-solving. It is not necessary to memorise the lessons and formulae. Understand the derivations of formulae and apply the formulae to solving problems. Slowly these formulae will settle down in your brain and you will be able to recall them under any situation. What is required is a clear understanding and an easy familiarity with the concepts and laws. Maximum attention should be paid to solving problems.Try to be analytical rather than being intutive. Remember that hardwork pays! You should first take up a problem and try to solve it yourself. You should understand what is given and what is required, recall what principles, laws, equations are involved. Don't hurry to see the solution as I doesn't help you to learn. Only when you've pondered over it over a long time and unable to see any light, should you see the solutions. You would be insulting yourself and seriously hurting your chances of success if you skip these problems or make half-hearted attempts in solving them. An other very important aspect of your JEE preparation will be the coaching institute, whose importance and selection procedure will be delved into in the next section.


All the best !!

Hope this helped you immensely..!!

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5 years ago
Tej Ray
96 Points


IITJEE is an exam that is totally based on problem solving. Whether it is physics or chemistry or mathematics, hardly any theoretical questions are asked. Mostly it is numerical based questions. Because of this nature of IITJEE, students preparing for IITJEE exam should spend most of their time in solving more and more problems.


There are many students who are spending lot of time on problem solving but even though they are not able to score in exam. This is because they don’t remember ideas/tricks of many questions in exam which they should have solved. This happens because while doing problem solving, they learn things but they do nothing to retain them in their memory i.e. they solve problems but don’t revise them. To repeat, they need to retain. To retain, they should learn/memorize the ideas/tricks of the questions, To learn/memorize, they need to put efforts and time as well as they should follow the correct approach.


To retain and repeat, I recommend a “Four Phases Approach (FPA)” to you for doing problem solving. This is little difficult to follow as it requires you to be little systematic in your studies which most students found difficult to be. But once “Four Phases Approach” followed properly, it will definitely help you in many dimensions like improving your speed, accuracy, problem solving ability and confidence in the topic


Always start from BASICS because “without base, there will be no altitude” and “journey of a thousand miles begin with single step”.




3) Never prefer solutions of questions before doing SELF-ATTEMPT at least five times till you get the right answer because “without fall you can not stand at once”.


4) Never leave the question in between. 


5) Always try a question with CONCEPTUAL APPROACH, not just read the question then start doing without getting the point that what question is saying.


6) Your study schedule should be such that you will even easily get the time for a little enjoyment daily.


7) Most important thing is that you should be having a time schedule as well as REGULARITY in study.


8) Also you will have to take appropriate sleep or rest of at least 6 hours a day if you are preparing for IIT-JEE otherwise your mind set-up for next day will not be in place.


9) Never cram the things, always TRY TO UNDERSTAND the problem or theory.


10) And BE CONFIDENT while you are preparing. NEVER LOSE CONFIDENCE.


11) Always keep contact with intelligent students of your class or at coaching centre.


12) For your brain storming, I always preferred MTG publications monthly magazine in maths part.


13) Always be AHEAD in exams


14) Always keep the copy of latest syllabus for particular exam. Always check the syllabus before starting a new topic.




16) Whenever you complete any chapter or particular topic, first of all, go through that topic from NCERT. (It’s very important).

 Books you shoud refer-

Including NCERT Other books are

Mathematics:- Arihant Books

Physics H. C. Verma,  D C PANDEY


  • P. Bahadur - Physical Chemistry

  • Arihant Publications - Organic Chemistry

  • O.P. Agarwal - IIT Chemistry - for Inorganic Chemistry




















GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!


5 years ago
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